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Shooting Star Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Shooting Star Lodge is a small family-run lodge set on a cliff on the North end of the stunning Kiwengwa beach. Famous for its good local food and intimate atmosphere, the lodge has 3 different types of accommodation: 5 Garden Lodge Rooms, 10 Sea View Cottages (4 of them are on two floors, ideal for families) and 2 Monsoon Villa Suites with Private Pool and Rooftop Terrace. The fantastic infinity pool has one of the best views on Zanzibar and is the perfect place to cool down.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Airport transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Great View
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this little resort enjoys a stunning location, on a small cliff at the quiet end of the beach. the structure is lovely and shows attention to detail and tasteful touches everywhere. the staff is very nice and extremely attentive. one has to walk 100 m or so to get into the water
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Very tastefull and comforting overall design of lodge.All personell are very attentive and polite and extremely helpful.Dinners are superb.Luxurious swimming pool very attractive when low tide.Nice peace of beach,very privateLlodge well integrated into the environment.General
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Response from Shooting Star L, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge
Responded 12 Feb 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post this review and share your experience. Your comments are truly appreciated and have brought immense pride all round! We are so pleased that you got to go out and about and explore the area and return to the comforts of The Shooting Star Lodge. We hope to welcome you back some time in the future, until then hold on to the fond memories of the stunning views and the beach experience you had. Warmest regards from Africa, The Shooting Star Team
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We were booking hotel in May 2018 for our Dec 2018 trip, but all were showing booked. Then we looked and compared 45 to 50 properties checking out each on Tripadvisor. Finally we zeroed in on Shooting Star due to it's location and the infinity pool that was on their site and
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Response from Shooting Star L, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge
Responded 23 Jan 2019
Thank you for this wonderful review and your high recommendation of Shooting Star Lodge. We truly appreciate you taking the time to post this. We also appreciate your feedback and comments that will most certainly be considered as we value receiving constructive suggestions to enhance the experience for our guests. We are so pleased you had such a pleasant time and amazing beach experience. We do hope that the special memories made will have you longing to return. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back! Warmest regards from Zanzibar, The Shooting Star team
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We stayed 5 nights after 6 days in the Selous Game Reserve out on game drives every day! We couldn’t believe our eyes when we arrived at The Shooting Star Lodge. It was magical. The meals are delicious and beautifully presented. Staff are friendly and helpful. Accommodation is
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Response from Shooting Star L, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge
Responded 24 Jan 2019
What a wonderful accolade for us - thank you! We truly appreciate this great review and the comments you have made about your time with us. We do hope that love will draw you back to us for another amazing experience. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards from Zanzibar, The Shooting Star Team
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Comfortable relaxed hotel with friendly staff. Located within walking distance to cafes and shops but at the quieter end of the beach. Lovely outlook from the pool and dinning area. Good variety of food from menu that changed each day. Nice to see the owner chatting to
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Response from Shooting Star L, Front Office Manager at Shooting Star Lodge
Responded 24 Jan 2019
What a pleasure reading your review! Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Our location is truly unique and we are pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay and experience with us. Thank you for your compliments to the team, they take such pride in what they do. Warmest Regards From Zanzibar, Shooting Star Team
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Vue de la chambre marée basse
Cottage 4 personnes vue mer
How far is it from airport?
Yes, one hour by car.
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Is there any dress code for dining ie can men wear flip flops?
It's really relaxed - no dress code for dining, flip flops absolutely fine.
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Yes, we provide you with beach towels in your room. And pool towels can be found at the pool.
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Looks like you can also book through agoda Or just found their site shootingstar
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"The 4 bedded cottages have fairly steep stairs to single bedded room. Rooms have sea views and patio area with sun loungers."
"As far as I know all rooms have a sea view"
"Cottages 3 and 4 have nice sea views."
"Splurge for the ocean view, it's why you're there."
"Ocean view room"
US$162 - US$485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
shooting star hotel zanzibar
TanzaniaZanzibar ArchipelagoZanzibar IslandKiwengwa
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